Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
1. Unfortunately, I stumbled on to a fabric swap group on flickr.com a couple of weeks ago. And unfortunately they introduced me to some 'off-the-radar' Heather Ross fabrics. And unfortunately, as it turns out, I HAVE TO HAVE MUNKI! But the good news is me and my psycho-fabric-disorder are in very good company...there are some who are sicker than me even!
2. http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ I know most of you have already known the pleasure of this eye-candy, many of us have enjoyed it 1st hand! But if you haven't, here's a small sampling of the tamer little gems...I kept it clean for the blog ; ) And if you don't mind a little naughty irreverance, run over there and get some laughs! The pictures are pretty funny, but the captions have me rolling on the floor.
'waldo is so much easier to find when he's out of the closet.'
'...Thanks for clearing that up for us all, it would have been awkward if i had to ask.'
'Don’t laugh! Maybe her granddaughter borrowed her Uggs and mini-skirt. Sometimes you just have to make do'
Monday, August 3, 2009
As always, we have had a lot going on around here. Last week was VBS at our church and I was director of the preschool program. It went well, no babies got lost (for more than a minute) and they all had a blast. That was some craziness! 120 kids aged 3-13 invaded the church every evening. It was, as someone put it, 'fabulous chaos'!
I may ramble a lot about that in the future so that's all I'll say about it for now.
Turned out super cool...what a fun project!
My moment of peace is long over, my attention is needed elsewhere...catch ya next time!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It has been a great summer and now it's only 4 weeks until school starts back up. We've done nothing in particular...no summer camps, no real vacationing...and that is okay with us. It's been great to go flitting about town on whim to movies or parks or stay home and run through the sprinkler or play Rock Band to our hearts content. Somehow I've managed to have no time to sew for my little business at all. But still getting my sewing fix with family and friend sewing projects. One of those being a delightful confection of taffeta and can-can netting...a flower girl dress. I have never sewn a formal dress before and it was quite a project let me tell ya! But it turned out to be quite lovely and was a fun challenge for me. Considering how long it took to make, I'll have to charge you $1000 if you want to order one ; )
The wedding was just wonderful and the married couple are very dear to us, sweet young things. Scott sang a couple of songs, Sarah was the flower girl, Sam the ring bearer, and I was just so relieved when Sarah and Sam made it down the aisle without shoving each other or racing to be the 1st one to the alter. They actually did quite well and were, of course, just freakin' adorable. My big boy, Alex, was in Albuquerque visiting Aunt Sheryl so he missed it. He really didn't mind except he did want to see the kiss...he's 9...that's so funny.
In addition to the flower girl dress I also sewed up some fun little gifts for a few people for bdays and father's day...coffee cozies. Those were fun and quick to make. I threw a Starbucks gift card in with each one and they were a great gift. Will be crankin' out a bunch of those this fall and Christmas I'm sure. And with my designs beginning to branch out beyond childrens' things, I have been thinking about changing my biz name. I thought it over for a few weeks and made my decision. Changing things like this is a bit of a hassle and I've also recently changed computers, email address and cell phone number...not fun. I'll be happy when it's all settled. So back to the biz name. My creations will now be labeled 'aMuse' instead of 'apronstrings'. Short and sweet and works for anything I'm in the mood to create.
Well, that's all the rambling I have today. I sure appreciate you stopping by to check on me...leave me a shout out in comments to let me know you did. Peace out, friend!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Let me just start by saying I am not a writer nor photographer. I follow lots of bloggers who are gifted writers and amazing photographers...I am certainly neither. I'm just a seamstress and fabric addict. My raison(s) d'etre here at "Ramblings...." in no particular order, are as follows: ~to join the blogging party...I don't want to be left out of the fun! ~to share info about my little bizness ~to tell stories ~ to brag or vent about my children ~to ask for input about who knows what. There may be more reasons, but that's a good bunch of it.
***photos are (top) Nonnie & me 1971...isn't she beautiful...and (bottom) Nonnie & Huffy in his "sharp" patchwork shirt 2008***
Here's a short & sweet bio:
I am a child of the 70's and a teen of the 80's and I have the musical taste to prove it. Born and raised in Oklahoma and don't mind it at all...nice place. My jobs have included dishwasher/terrible waitress at Pizza Hut, video store clerk, gifted barista (before it was so mainstream), something to do with unclaimed government checks (very educational), Montessori preschool teacher, and, now, mother and seamstress. I have 3 children between ages 4 and 9 (boy-girl-boy) and a wonderful husband of 15 years. Oh, and a dog...can't believe it but, we do.
So I learned to sew from my grandmother, Lanette, who was known by the family as "Nonnie." For me she was a mother and grandmother rolled into one amazing person and I miss her greatly. She was my biggest "fan." Nonnie taught me to sew when I was 13. I chose a pants pattern with a gussett and she loved to tell everyone that I chose such a complicated pattern as my first project...those were cool pants. Nobody else had anything quite like it....well, not until M.C. Hammer came along.
I sew as often as I am able...actually more than I should. The house tends to get a little too neglected as do the dog and the 4 year old when I'm on a sewing binge. I am working hard to strike a balance here...how DO they do it? If I could exist on frapuccino and much less sleep I'd have it all worked out.